Fire Commission Staff Announcement

DFPC has hired Lisa Pine to staff the new Fire Commission that was passed last legislative session in Senate Bill 40! This transition will be effective August 1. 
In this position, Lisa will be interacting closely with commission members, helping run commission meetings, task forces, and working groups, and providing critical research to the commission to help inform their decision making. Lisa's passion for the fire service and excellent critical thinking skills made her a clear choice for this important new position.
About Lisa Pine
Lisa left Genesee Fire Rescue in 2015 to become the DFPC Training and Safety Officer in the Professional Qualifications and Training Section. The move from active responder to DFPC allowed her to focus on her true passion, the fire service itself, specifically how to ensuring all members of the fire service have the training they need to stay safe and meet the needs of their communities. Being a part of DFPC’s growing training program has been a privilege.  She sees the Colorado Fire Commission as an exciting opportunity to broaden her impact on the fire service beyond training by helping to advance our understanding of the critical issues we face as a State, from decreasing fire staffing and budgets to managing increasingly large and complex natural events. The impact the Fire Commission will have on Colorado and the fire service as a whole is what drew her to this position.

Prior to starting her career in the fire service, she spent 14 years as an environmental planner working on complex environmental reviews in support of large infrastructure projects in Colorado. She has two Masters Degrees in Geography focused on post-wildland fire erosion processes and recovery, and in Leadership, and is currently starting her third year in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.   

Originally from Rochester, NY, Lisa lives in Golden with her husband of 11 years Daniel, dogs, Tucker and Pirate (the one-eyed wonder dog), both Great Pyrenees mixes and cats, Kato and Prim, all but the husband were rescues.   Hobbies include backpacking, golf, and metalsmithing (jewelry). 

As the fire commission moves forward, updates will be posted to the Colorado Fire Commission website. Click here to access the website

Click here to read SB19-040